Originally published in Community News, December 19, 2013
Last Night! returns to Blue Hill to ring in 2014
by Faith DeAmbrose
Noel Paul Stookey will lead off the annual Last Night! celebration in downtown Blue Hill on New Year’s Eve. Performing at the First Congregational Church of Blue Hill from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Stookey will be the first to the stage, with all other events beginning at various venues at 7 p.m.
The event is sponsored by Peninsula Pan, and all participants volunteer their time.
The Congregational Church will host music throughout the evening up until 10 p.m. when the town hall welcomes the band Blue Baboon for dancing into the new year.
Music, activities, theater, dancing and even Tarot card reading will all take place from the Blue Hill Public Library all the way down Main Street (including the Legion Hall, Fairwinds Florist, Fire House, Mill Stream and 66 Steak & Seafood).
The gymnasium of Blue Hill Consolidated School will host “Sacred Singing & Dancing” from 7 to 8 p.m. and “Scottish Dance” from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. The library will be the place for storytelling (7 to 7:45 p.m.), and then poetry from Arnold Greenberg (8:30 to 9:15 p.m.) and Denny Robertson (from 9:15 to 10 p.m.).
See the New Surry Theatre perform at 7 p.m. at the town hall and then again at 66 Steak & Seafood from at 9 p.m.
Music of the local pan bands will take place at George Stevens Academy, beginning with the Rhythm Rockets at 7: 30 followed directly by Flash! in the Pans & Planet Pan.
For more music, the American Legion Hall will host Loose Cannon Jug Band and Texas Hold’em; Fairwinds Florist will host 3 Girls BAND, Henry Finch and Jazztime 99; The Fire House will host Brooklin Community Band, Maine Weather and Dr. Bone and the Benefits; the library will host Timbered Lake and Sarah Ehrlich; and the Mill Stream Bakery will host Blue Gene and Combo, Kathy W. Tri.
Also at the library, get your Tarot cards read from 7 to 10 p.m. and decorate cookies from 7 to 8:15 p.m.
All performances are free and this is a chem-free event. For more information or to see a complete schedule visit flashinthepans.org.